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'Corbyn: The Resurrection' with Steve Bell
Wednesday 21st November, 7pm
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'Marx Returns' a book launch and discussion with Jason Barker, Alberto Toscano and Matthew Beaumont
Wednesday 5th December, 7pm 
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'A Radical History of the World' with Neil Faulkner
Wednesday 12th December, 7pm
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The Left Case Against the EU with Costas Lapavitsas 
Saturday 8th December, 7pm
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IN-STORE EVENTS at HOUSMANS

We regularly have a variety of events in the shop, and are always welcome for suggestions from authors, artists and campaigners who want to use the shop for evening events. Past events include talks, book signings, film screenings, art exhibitions and musical performances.

Click here for an archive; which includes a number of selected filmed highlights, of our previous events. Also, you can view video from some special events here.

'Corbyn: The Resurrection' with Steve Bell
Wednesday 21st November, 7pm
Advance tickets available here

Since the 2015 Labour leadership election, Jeremy Corbyn has been on a seemingly unstoppable upward trajectory, from 'the unelectable' to 'the prime minister-in-waiting'. And Britain's best-loved political cartoonist, Steve Bell, has been with him every step of the way.

In Corbyn: The Resurrection, Steve has curated an unmissable selection of his most caustically witty cartoons charting the rise and rise of Corbyn. From his long-running Star Wars pastiche depicting Jez-Bi-Wan Conorbyn's leadership saga, to last year's shock snap election result and beyond, the result is an endlessly entertaining account of Corbyn's ascent, and one of the most turbulent periods in the history of UK politics.

Steve will be sharing his thoughts on the state of British politics and we'll have the projector out to show some pictures too.

'Marx Returns' a book launch and discussion with Jason Barker, Alberto Toscano and Matthew Beaumont
Wednesday 5th December, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against any purchase

An imaginative, uplifting, and sometimes disturbing alternative history.
~ Nina Power, Los Angeles Review of Books

If you’re inclined to doubt the dramatic potential of differential calculus then take my advice and read this marvellous novel. ~ Rachel Holmes, author of Eleanor Marx: A Life

An outstanding work of fiction that goes to the very heart of Marx’s revolutionary thinking.
~ Slavoj Žižek, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

Join writer and filmmaker Jason Barker talking about his acclaimed new novel and what the revolutionary life and ideas of Karl Marx might mean for our current political crises. Joining the conversation will be Alberto Toscano (Reader in Critical Theory, Goldsmiths) and Matthew Beaumont (Professor of English Literature, UCL). 

The Left Case Against the EU with Costas Lapavitsas
Saturday 8th December, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against any purchase

Many on the left see the European Union as a fundamentally benign project with the potential to underpin ever greater co-operation and progress. If it has drifted rightwards, the answer is to fight for reform from within. In this iconoclastic polemic, economist Costas Lapavitsas combats this view. He contends that the EU's response to the Eurozone crisis represents the ultimate transformation of the union into a neoliberal citadel, which institutionally embeds austerity, privatisation and wage cuts. Concurrently, the rise of German hegemony has divided the EU into an unstable mixture of wealthy core and dependent peripheries.

These related developments make the EU impervious to meaningful reform, particularly as its institutions are fundamentally designed to uphold the interests of capital against labour. The solution is therefore a direct challenge to the EU project that stresses popular and national sovereignty as preconditions for socialism and true internationalism. Lapavitsas's manifesto for a socialist opposition to the EU will be a challenging read for all on the left interested in the future of Europe.

With Brexit negotations reaching their crunch point by December, join us for what will no doubt be a fascinating discussion on what lies ahead for European politics.

"For those wanting a clear and concise summary of the left case against the euro and of the misrepresentation of German European hegemony as the consummation of the "European idea," there is no way around this book. Nowhere has the political economy of the common currency and of German ascendancy in Europa been more clearly exposed. There is now no excuse anymore for denying or ignoring the disastrous consequences of German predominance, as established through the euro, for the unity of Europe and for the great majority of its citizens."
Wolfgang Streeck, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

Costas Lapavitsas is a Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is a member of Research on Money and Finance (RMF). He is the lead author of the new RMF report Breaking Up? A Route Out of the Eurozone Crisis. His previous publications include Crisis in the Eurozone; Social Foundations of Markets; Money and Credit; and Political Economy of Money and Finance.

'A Radical History of the World' with Neil Faulkner
Wednesday 12th December, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against any purchase

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History is a weapon. The powerful have their version of events, the people have another. And if we understand how the past was forged, we arm ourselves to change the future.

This is the history of the struggle and revolution of human society: of hominids, hunters and herders; of emperors and slaves; of patriarchs and women; of rich and poor; of dictators and revolutionaries. From the ancient empires of Persia and Rome to the Russian Revolution, the Vietnam War, and the 2008 Crash, this is a history of greed and violence, but also of solidarity and resistance.

Many times in the past, a different society became an absolute necessity. Humans have always struggled to create a better life. This history proves that we, the many, have the power to change the world.

Join Neil to give an overview of a people's history of the world, copmressed into an hour!

Neil Faulkner is a historian and archaeologist. He is the author of numerous books, including A Radical History of the World (Pluto, 2018),A People's History of the Russian Revolution (Pluto, 2017) and Lawrence of Arabia's War (Yale, 2016).

 


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